Collaborative Support Team

The Office of Pastoral Planning, the Collaborative Support Teams, and the rest of the Central Ministries of the Archdiocese are able to assist collaboratives in the implementation of their local pastoral plans.


Contact the Office of Pastoral Planning

Reverend Paul Soper
Director of Pastoral Planning
Office: 617-746-5867
Fax: 617-746-5660

Sister Patricia Boyle, CSJ
Associate Director of Pastoral Planning
Office: 617-746-5869
Fax: 617-746-5660


Contact the Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship Team

The Faith Formation & Missionary Discipleship team offers evangelization and faith formation workshops, retreats, consultation, and training primarily to parishes, schools, and other institutions across the Archdiocese of Boston.  

The three main focuses of this team are: 
    1. Serving parishes in collaboration as part of the implementation of Disciples in Mission, the pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Boston
    2. Providing support to pastors, parishes, schools, and parish and school catechetical leaders related to faith formation for children, youth, young adults, and adults.  
    3. Facilitating Forming Disciples in Mission and Forming Leaders for Mission workshops across the Archdiocese of Boston and beyond.

The team supports any parish or institution of the Archdiocese of Boston in need of assistance with understanding evangelization and faith formation concepts and implementing best practices.  We are also available to consult with other parishes, dioceses, and institutions outside of the Archdiocese of Boston. 

More information about our work related to faith formation is available at this link.

MICHAEL LAVIGNE
Assistant Cabinet Secretary for Evangelization and Discipleship
617-746-5748

PATRICK KRISAK
Director, Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship
617-746-5753

CHRIS DONOGHUE
Evangelization Consultant
617-746-5770

MICHAEL DRAHOS
Evangelization Consultant
617-746-5751

MELISSA KALPAKGIAN
Evangelization Consultant
617-746-5755

THOMAS K. LYMAN
Evangelization Consultant, Coordinator of Divine Worship
617-746-5759

ROSEMARY MAFFEI
Evangelization Consultant
617-746-5760


Contact the Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship, Ethnic Communities Team

Natalia Pellicano
Director, Faith Formation & Missionary Discipleship, Ethnic Communities
617-746-5793

Sr. Elsa Narvaez, HMSP
Evangelization Consultant, Ethnic Communities
617-746-5792

Jamille Pandolfo
Evangelization Consultant, Ethnic Communities
617-746-5791

Lorna DesRoses
Evangelization Consultant, Black Catholics
617-746-5810


Contact Parish Financial Services

DENISE MCKINNON-BIERNAT
Director of Parish Services
617-746-5685

PATRICK FARRAGHER
Parish Consultant Supervisor
617-746-5886

THOMAS DUDDY
Parish Services Consultant
617-746-5684

DEACON MIKE CURREN
Parish Services Consultant
617-746-5688

DEACON GLENN SMITH
Parish Services Consultant
617-746-5689


Contact Real Estate and Facilities

DEBORAH DILLON
Director of Property Management
617-746-5986

DENNIS DONOVAN
Senior Asset Manager
617-746-5741

PETER MOSCHETTO
Senior Engineer
617-746-5988

SHAUN SIBLEY
Project Manager
617-746-5984


Contact Human Resources

Jim DiFrancesco
Director of Human Resources
Office: (617) 746-5829
Fax: (617) 746-5754

Erin Bizarro
HR Generalist
Office: (617) 746-5736

Joyce Contrucci
HR Generalist
Office: (617) 779-3886

Christine Duddy
Sr. Recruiter
Office: (617) 746-5737


Contact Vocations

Father Eric Cadin
Vocation Director
Phone:  617-746-5947

Father Michael Zimmerman
Assistant Vocation Director
Phone:  617-746-5969

Visit the Vocations Office website.